As part of their second-round trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the Detroit Lions got the 146th overall pick. They didn't actually end up taking a player with that pick, though. Instead, they flipped the pick to the Dallas Cowboys as part of their first trade down in this year's draft. This gave the Lions the 158th overall pick, and they decided to take Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid with it.
In order to move up 12 spots, the Cowboys gave a seventh-round pick to the Lions. Specifically, it's the 229th overall pick, which is only two spots behind the seventh-rounder the Lions gave up in the trade that allowed them to jump up for Kyle Van Noy. Essentially, to move up five spots for him in the second round, the Lions later had to move down 47 spots (111 to 158) and two spots (227 to 229).
As for Reid, he will provide some extra depth at a position lacking it in the future. There's plenty of depth right now, but most of the Lions' defensive tackles are set to become free agents next year. At the very least, Reid, who had 20.5 sacks and 41.0 tackles for loss in his career at Princeton, will give the Lions someone under contract beyond 2014.
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